The opposition party, The People’s democratic Party have rejected the outcome of the rerun election in Osun State yesterday and have called it one of the worst days in the history of the country.
It described the election as a black day for the nation.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke at an emergency meeting of the PDP National Working Committee said the State was under siege by the Military and other security agencies, who all backed the All Progressive Congress’ candidate, Gbenga Oyetola.
He also predicted that what transpired in Osun State was only a rehearsal of what would take place in the general elections in 2019.
He said: “Today, we are all aware of the rerun election in Osun State as we address the press conference. We, the members of the National Working Committee, have reviewed what has happened from the distribution of materials to the actual voting in some of the units and wards.
“We found that Osun is under siege. Therefore, today is a black day for Nigeria.
“We would think that it is a state or some units, but if you look at what has transpired so far from Ekiti to Osun State, Nigerians are groaning in pains especially the Osun people.
“The right of the citizens to be able to come out and vote had been trampled upon and the entire state and the wards and units have been seized by the security agencies who were acting on behalf of the APC to make sure the election is rigged by all means.
“We are sad that if this is what is going to take place in 2019, then the future of Nigeria’s democracy is bleak and we are sliding into crisis.”